SOTD Milestones

She Opened the Door: Historical Highlights Since 2017


  • 2017: Kathleen Crowley and Teresa Saputo Crerend are nominated as the first Co-Chairs of the Alumnae Leadership Group. 

  • February 9-11, 2018: More than 1,000 Columbia alumnae, faculty, students, and staff gathered on the Morningside campus for She Opened the Door, the first University-wide women's conference.

  • May 5, 2018: RBG Documentary Screening (NYC): Viewing and talkback with the film's director Betsy West, a Columbia Journalism School professor

  • Oct. 11, 2018: Gloria: A Life (NYC): Viewing and talkback with Director Diane Paulus '97SOA

  • Jan. 28, 2019: Networking Night (NYC): Roundtable student-alumnae networking and discussions on networking best practices

  • March 2, 2019: Panel Discussion (Singapore): AWARE's Corinna Lim '99SIPA, Disney's Jessica Pouleur, and CXA's Rosaline Koo '88BUS shared stories of who has empowered and opened the door for them

  • March 5, 2019: A Conversation with Ursula Burns '82SEAS and Mary Boyce (NYC): Watch the discussion between Boyce, the dean of Columbia Engineering and Burns, the CEO of VEON

  • March 13, 2019: On the Basis of Sex Screening (Sweden): Screening of the biographical legal drama film is based on the life of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg '59LAW

  • April 24, 2019: Writing the Balance (DC): Amy Padnani, creator of The New York Times “Overlooked” spoke on how women across disciplines are fighting for gender equality by revising history’s dominant narratives

  • May 1, 2019: What the Constitution Means to Me Viewing (NYC): Theater outing and talkback with Producers Jon Bierman '83SOA, Aaron Glick (SOA Theatre Fellow), Rachel Sussman (SOA Theatre Fellow), and General Manager Danielle Karliner '13SOA

  • May 9, 2019: Conversation with Maryam Banikarim '89BC, '93SIPA, '93BUS (LA)

  • June 20, 2019: LinkedIn Networking Night (NYC): Networking reception and LinkedIn best practice-sharing by Lauren Mack '06JRN and Vyju Manian '87SEAS

  • October 3, 2019: Women Entrepreneurs, Parity & Inclusion: A Conversation with Sallie Krawcheck '92BUS (DC) 

  • October 15, 2019: From Farms to Incubators: Telling the Stories of Women Entrepreneurs in Agtech (NYC)

  • November 2, 2019: RBG Exhibit Tour at National Museum of American Jewish History (Philadelphia)

  • November 15, 2019: Panel Discussion (Atlanta) Featuring Jovita Moore '90JRN, Rickey Bevington '01BC, Roxann Smithers '99CC '02LAW, Edvige Jean-Francois '91JRN

  • 2020: Ana Rodriguez and Francine Glick are nominated as Co-Chairs of the SOTD 2020 Conference Planning committee. 

  • February 9, 2020: More than 600 members of the Columbia community came together for She Opened the Door 2020, a day of inspiring programming that celebrated 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment that granted women the right to vote.

  • April 7, 2020: She Opened the Door Alumnae Digital Networking Hour (Online)

  • April 2020: Ana Rodriguez and Francine Glick officially transition as the new Co-Chairs of the Alumnae Leadership Group succeeding Kathleen Crowley and Teresa Saputo Crerend. 

  • March 3, 2021: She Opened the Door Presents: Cocktails & Cooking with STYLE!

  • April 28, 2021: She Opened the Door | Creating A Powerful Brand for Career Success

  • October 19, 2022: She Opened the Door Presents: The Entrepreneurship Essentials with Barbara Roberts

  • December 8, 2021: Documenting Women: A Conversation with Betsy West and Julie Cohen

  • March 30, 2022: Columbia at Home Series | Columbia Women Leading in the World of Wine

  • April 30, 2022: She Opened the Door… to Entrepreneurship, taking place on campus, this was an informative day with Columbia women entrepreneurs.

  • November 2, 2022: The Medical Perspective: A Conversation with Faye Wattleton on the Overturning of Roe V. Wade

  • March 10, 2023: She Opened the Door: Storytelling and the Art of Finding a Story. In honor of the upcoming Women’s History Month, Laurie Gwen Shapiro will share her methodology behind finding lost stories about women and their accomplishments, including women who share incredible connections to Columbia University, like Amelia Earhart and Winifred Edgerton Merrill.

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